Trump dismisses 'leaker' James Comey's version: 'I didn't say that'

Candice Alexander
June 14, 2017

President Trump wouldn't give a direct answer about whether there are tapes of his conversations with James Comey, only saying that's something he'll maybe answer in the very near future. Dianne Feinstein why he told the president that "would see what we could do" when he asked the FBI director to help "lift the cloud" of the Russian investigation off of his administration.

James Comey has a hard-earned reputation for honesty; written records of the interactions in question; and colleagues in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who heard him describe those interactions shortly after they transpired.

The committee also has asked Comey for any notes or memos that he has which would detail the handful of discussions he had with Trump.

A reporter asked the president about Comey's assertion that Trump told him "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go", referring to the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation.

When asked whether the president would be willing to speak under oath to his version of those events, Trump said, "100 percent".

For some reason, Chapman believes that the "simplest explanation" for Trump only relaying his desires to Comey is that Trump is guilty.

But the following morning he struck back in an early morning tweet: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", he wrote - suggesting Mr Comey had committed perjury.

"I'm not hinting at anything", Trump said, but then he teased, "You'll be very disappointed".

Daniel Richman, a criminal law professor at Columbia, later confirmed to reporters that he was the person Comey was referring to in his testimony.

"I didn't say that", Trump said at a press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House. And if you could also tell us, sir, do tapes exist of your conversations with him?

Responding to the president's vow to testify under oath, CNN reporter Manu Raju asked on Twitter, "Will Trump regret this?"

Questions over whether such tapes exist have been swirling ever since Trump tweeted on May 12, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

When I hear the Flynn comments, you and I both know my father a long time.

But Trump refused to answer.

In her interview on Sunday, Collins added that she would support a subpoena being issued if the White House stonewalled, though she said such an order would likely come from special counsel Robert Mueller and not from the Senate committee.

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